Hello from the Garden!
September’s harvest of the month is corn. We spent this week learning about how corn kernels are the seeds of the corn plant, debating on whether corn is a vegetable or grain, and how they are pollinated.
We also tried these delicious recipes. Grades K, 1, and 2 had a choice of either the Mexican Elotes or the Italian Pannocchia. Grades 3, 4, and 5 prepared and enjoyed the Southern Succotash.
So far, 48 out of 56 students couldn’t get enough of this recipe!!!
As of Wednesday, 23 out of 28 students loved this recipe!
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about four minutes. Add bell peppers, zucchini, lima beans, and sautee for about 3 minutes. Add fresh corn kernals and stir for 1 minute. Stir in herbs, and serve.
As of Wednesday, 97 out of 107 students either loved it or liked it enough to try it again!
Hello Parents! Next week, September 12-16, we begin our Harvest of the Month cooking/tasting. This month: Corn! Grades K, 1 and 2 will be tasting roasted corn and choosing from a variety of seasonings and spreads. Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be making succotash with edamame. We are looking for one or two parent volunteers per class for roasting and cooking. If you can volunteer next week, please email Julie Welch firstname.lastname@example.org.
And speaking of volunteers, we could also use a regular, weekly parent volunteer per class throughout the school year. Please contact your child's teacher if you'd like to volunteer in the garden classroom.